Proposed building could make travel faster
A 23-year-old El Paso man is coming home to central Illinois to be laid to rest.
A woman is shot multiple times in Peoria’s Center Bluff this afternoon.
Emergency departments that usually have to work together, went head-to-head for a good cause today.
NORMAL - At Normal Community, 13 student-athletes signed their national letters of intent. The group included eight football players, four cross country runners and a golfer.
Keep track of your pet for a low cost.
BLOOMINGTON - Sixteen years ago, Ramone Pippens started dedicating his life to music.
BLOOMINGTON - After playing in four leagues in the past six years, the Bloomington Thunder is hoping its next move sticks.
NORMAL - Heartland Community College takes steps to improve its technology.
Jim Kreid joins Maria to talk about planning for retirement.
NORMAL - There was nothing remarkable about Nik Wallenda's entrance into Redbird Arena on Tuesday night. But a sense of awe pierced through the carnival-like atmosphere...
EAST PEORIA - The first "Run, Walk, and Run" 5K and 1-mile walk will take place Saturday morning in East Peoria's Levee District.
A new principal is assigned to Peoria's Charter Oak Primary School.
School officials say new fields will benefit more than just athletics.
The price of gas could go up by four cents in the near future.
Teams will continue to play in area's historic field.
A group of students known as "I Paid for Flanagan 2014" are questioning the former president's contract.
One central Illinois woman is fighting a huge battle to stop childhood hunger.
Junior Achievement USA presented Caterpillar with a 2012-2013 silver U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award
Assistant Chief John Grussing will retire on May 2nd.
What you can do to avoid becoming a victim
A Peoria car fire sends one person to the hospital late this morning.
One of only five quadruple-amputees from the war in the Middle East talks in Peoria
In the market for a new home? A new state program is giving you money to buy one.
The Constitution Trail turns 25 and city officials want to see your pictures of the trail.
EMA has been testing the devices for four months and is seeking public feedback.
CHILLICOTHE - A new pub & eatery may soon open and residents in a nearby neighborhood are voicing their opinions.
Rain/snow mix is moving through central Illinois. Little if any accumulation is expected through tonight.
PEORIA - The Bradley Community Choir sings to waltz music at their Music Scholarship Concert.
PEORIA - Staff Sergeant Travis Mills will be showing his documentary at the Peoria Riverfront Museum Monday evening.
PEORIA - Members of the Peoria Push Derby Dames say they have seen a rise in popularity since the team started in 2010.
PEORIA - Derick Leibel used a flash mob to propose to his girlfriend, Chelsee Wineburner
PEORIA - This is the 22nd year the Peoria Jaycees have put on the beer fest.
Helping businesses rebound after the storm
More than 80 volunteers spend their Saturday helping the historic cemetery
Breaking ground ceremony for a local veteran
Preparing... in case disaster strikes
Each year , The Red Cross awards local heroes in the community. They range from life savers to good citizens.
One school in Pekin is honoring its namesake.
Police have arrested a man in connection with a recent string of car burglaries in Peoria’s Richwoods neighborhood.
One of the United States most important civil rights advocates gave the keynote speech.
EL PASO - Jerry Sax is teaching his Friday afternoon history class with a heavy heart. On Thursday, Sax learned that his former student, 23-year-old Michael Snyder died....
Warm temperatures continue to start to the weekend. Rain moving in on Sunday will bring a big cool down next week.
One man isn't monkeying around about his unique collection.
Spring is blooming in East Peoria today. The annual Easter Seals Women’s Auxiliary Fashion Show is showcasing some of the hottest fashion trends of the season.
A multi Grammy award winning artist few into the River City today where he received a rather musical welcome.
The Peoria Police Department is warning residents about a recent string of vehicle burglaries.
Washington Middle School students are teaming up with the Rhythm Kitchen Music Café with a purpose.
The companies we spoke with say they are supporting the local economy and job market.
Tax day is right around the corner, you have just less than a week to file.
NORMAL - A family services agency is celebrating 112 years in the community.
Volunteers needed on Saturday from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M.
NORMAL - The gaping hole in Uptown Circle is destined to become a hotel. And after years of waiting to start work there, the focus is finally starting to shift...
BLOOMINGTON - Twin Cities residents have the chance to get a sparkling smile for free.
BLOOMINGTON - OKGO Restaurant Group, LLC, of Bloomington, announced today that it has finalized a franchise agreement to develop two Moe’s Southwest Grill restaurants in the Peoria area over the next two years.
The Peoria Police Department would like to make the citizens of Peoria aware of a rash of vehicle burglaries that have been occurring in the Richwoods Area of Peoria; this includes the neighborhoods with the boundaries of McClure Ave north between Knoxville and University and the neighborhoods boarding War Memorial Dr., Northmoor and University.
CBS today announced that Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman as the host of THE LATE SHOW, effective when Mr. Letterman retires from the broadcast
Wants to protect family before the next storm
Molding young minds to make a better community
Reads to children at the Carver Center
Pulse of Peoria had the rare opportunity to learn from one of the world's most famous drumlines.
Bloomington Man Indicted in Stabbing Case
Spokesman Jay Groves says ISU has thousands of computers scattered across campus, but many haven't been in use for years.
One Unity Point Health Methodist volunteer is being honored for his more than 21,000 hours of service.
The Bradley speech team is coming back to Illinois with a trophy this week.
A Peoria man is in jail and his girlfriend is in the hospital, she’s the latest victim of a city shooting.
The country's most talented work dogs will be at Three Sisters Park this weekend.
BLOOMINGTON - After receiving a city record fine for serving underage patrons last year, a Bloomington bar is in hot water again.
Group Curbing Alcohol Use
One victim is currently in the OSF St. Francis Trauma Room.
Peoria Buys Extra Salt After Harsh Winter
BLOOMINGTON - The City of Bloomington is hoping to get money back for major repairs to a parking deck.
This team of 20 high schoolers has been flipping its way through local competitions, and after competing in a national competition in Schaumburg in early March, they'll now go up
BLOOMINGTON - For five newly minted local heroes in Bloomington, taking action through CPR saved lives.
Preschools across Illinois are seeing an increase in kids being expelled from school.
Residents are performing random acts of kindness.
Governor Quinn announced $2.6 million investment in community college.
The Peoria Sheriff's Office will hold a workshop on how to avoid being a victim of all kinds of thievery.
PEORIA - Blu Entertainment has partnered with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The struggle the rebuild is far from over for Washington.
Disaster victims can still get help paying for housing.
NORMAL - A local task force is trying to raise money for McLean County schools.
The council met in a special session Monday. It was the first time since Mayor Tari Renner threatened to use his veto on the upcoming budget.
IDOT and Illinois State Police give tips to drive safely in work zones.
Chances are you’ve been affected by public health in your life.
You don’t have to wait for “Peoria Shops Washington” to help area businesses.
April is National Safe Digging Month.
The Peoria Chamber of Commerce is encouraging residents of Central Illinois to shop in Washington this weekend?
Leadership Mclean County is expanding Box Tops for Education Program.
Thousands attend for more than just the cabbage rolls.
Holds all you can eat spaghetti dinner for charity.
Partners with Central Illinois Auto Show
238th Aviation Battalion recognizes and awards citizen soldiers
Coincides with Wrigley's 100th birthday
Come check out the latest cars at the Peoria Civic Center this weekend.
PEORIA - This is the third year Dream Center Peoria has hosted PROMise of Hope.
LEXINGTON - After months of debate, Wirtz Beverage Depot picked Lexington to build its new distribution center.
BLOOMINGTON - State Farm Insurance officials hope driverless car technology will be a big part of the future.
BLOOMINGTON - After being suspended from the Premier Basketball League, the Bloomington Flex still expects to play basketball at the US Cellular Coliseum next year
Some East Peoria students were out of school today, after flooding damaged part of the Riverview Grade School.
A local organization is making sure children with Autism have the chance to experience summer camp just like all other kids.
Local advocates rally to spread awareness.
Monday meeting to provide information on how to get involved with CASA.
PEORIA HEIGHTS – Maureen Meyer doesn't know what to do. A huge chunk of driveway that spans several feet deep and several feet wide is missing.
Carrie Stephen is a perfect example of how much of an impact an organ donation can make.
Today we learned on of the Fort Hood shooting victims had ties to Central Illinois. Family members say one of the soldiers who died went to grade school in Effingham.
A rainy day in central Illinois is causing trouble all over the river city and there’s more rain still on the way.
Pekin Police are investigating a fire that broke out last night.
April is 9-1-1 Education Month.
Is your favorite store one of the additions?
PEORIA - Peoria Armed Robbery Update: Peoria police have arrested a man they believe is involved in the armed robbery of the Marathon Gas Station at 3712 N. University early Wednesday morning.
The OSF Healthcare family officially welcomes its newest hospital.
A Canton woman, rescued from a house fire on Monday night is now dead. .
It happened Tuesday evening around 5:15 on I-74 in Carlock.
NORMAL - He has an infectious attitude on the field and in life. That's why a community is rallying behind a young man in critical condition following a weekend car crash in Bloomington.
Students from East Peoria Community High School are getting the chance to make plans for the future.
The man who died in a house fire in rural Peoria County has been identified.
NORMAL - Wednesday was National Walking Day. To celebrate, Illinois State University and community members laced up their gym shoes...
BLOOMINGTON - The Twin Cities area is getting ready for its annual walk to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis on May 4.
A national movement makes its mark on Peoria.
PEORIA - Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.
PEORIA - The group in charge of the Taft Homes redevelopment on the Greeley School property submitted a preliminary assessment form to the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
Driver loses control on I-74 in Carlock,
Todd Ferguson officially stepped down from the school board on March 25, and is moving to Atlanta, Ga., for work.
BLOOMINGTON - For the second time this year, the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington is saying hello to a pair of rare baby goats—or kids.
Step One, was to bring in more visitors to the city. So, Streator used philanthropic money to build...
Melissa Stockwell is the guest speaker during Science and Technology Week.
Friends of Michael Collins started a fundraiser online and donations have been pouring in.
Caterpillar executives are defending the company’s tax practices today.
Firefighters resuscitate dog and owner.
Yates City Boil Order Lifted
A house fire in Canton injures one resident late Monday night.
A Caterpillar executive is set to testify before the United States government.
BLOOMINGTON - Area firefighters battled an early evening structure fire at the McLean County Highway Department on Monday.
EAST PEORIA - The National Weather Service in Lincoln hosts a storm spotter session in each county every year.
STREATOR - His duties include things like drug detection, tracking and officer safety. But now Fips will enter those situations with a $950 bullet-proof vest to protect him.
Students within 1.5 mils will be forced to walk to school come fall.
The shop first opened in 1974.
Five recipients are being honored.
Construction causing minimal interference for pedestrians.
A popular discount grocer is officially opening its doors in a brand new location in Pekin today.
A decorated Peoria police officer who was just acquitted of criminal sexual assault earlier this month is facing a new criminal complaint.
A Bloomington woman remains behind bars tonight, charged with aggravated DUI, after a weekend crash sends four people to the hospital.
A standout basketball star for Limestone High School is in custody after being arrested on drug charges over the weekend.
Construction begins at the corner of Main and University
PEORIA - "Hope In A Hanger" event to help with cost of pilots volunteering their time and planes.
SPRINGFIELD - State lawmakers are trying to overturn a 30 year old law stating that car dealerships cannot open on Sundays.
MACKINAW - Sharon Malone has been the organist at the Mackinaw United Methodist Church for 50 years.
PEORIA - Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shannon Szabados is the first female player in the Southern Professional Hockey League.
Annual show blossoms with hundreds of flowers
March 31st is the last day to begin the process
One price for all of Peoria starting Tuesday
PEORIA - All the money raised at the inaugural wine tasting will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Peoria.
PEKIN - This is the first year R&B Productions held Kid's Fest at the Pekin Avanti's Dome.
PEORIA HEIGHTS - Blake Ballard has gone through a number of surgeries to repair his heart and will need blood transfusions during his next surgery.
Finding sustainable ways to bring home the bacon
Says unfair districts lead Illinois towards a downhill spiral
Raises money for the Children's Hospital of Illinois
PEORIA - Jim McCarter put in 500 hours last year at the Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
PEORIA - The inaugural Seeds 2 Success Food Summit will focus on economic development and healthy living through local food systems.
One expert tells us some of the things you need to remember when registering.
What are employers saying they look for in an applicant.
NORMAL - McLean County residents got the chance to put a little extra money back in their bank accounts Friday.
QUAD CITIES - An NFL player is offering a thousand dollars to catch the person who glued a dozen razor blades to playground equipment at a public park in the Quad Cities
NORMAL - The Children's Discovery Museum is finishing up one of their busiest weeks of the year, but the fun isn't over just yet.
TOWANDA - In McLean County, bicycling is a popular recreational activity. Soon, two big bike trails in the Twin Cities could be connected.
PEORIA - Every year fish kills are common because of frigid temperatures.
WASHINGTON - After more than four months, a family whose home was severely damaged by fall's tornado, is now moving back.
Right now, the penalty for not moving over is a fine between $100-$10,000. If an accident happens that ends in death or great bodily harm, there is no...
Gently used clothes for a low price at the Limelight Eventplex.
PEORIA - A central Illinois program is in danger of massive cuts. It means dozens of area kids won't get the attention they need.
Sophomore speaks on the world's biggest stage about women's rights.
Kindred Hospital continued their three-year tradition of donating to South Side Mission on National Doctor's Day.
PEORIA - Snow and cold have kept eager runners indoors, which could cause them to fall behind on their training programs.
PEORIA - Looking for something to do this weekend? A new wine festival is coming to town.
Illinois State University has a named an interim Vice President of Student Affairs today.
Blake Ballard - 9 years old
PEORIA - Police tell us they've found a Peoria girl missing
Woodford County has been named the healthiest in Illinois.
The City of Washington is gathering for another community meeting.
Governor Pat Quinn says the state of Illinois is looking to the future.
NORMAL - The wait is nearly over for residents of the Twin Cities.
The century-year old bricks on Martin Luther King Jr. drive are getting a facelift.
NORMAL - A group of Bloomington girl scouts got an up-close view of women in the workplace at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.
There will be a new Zoning Enforcement Inspector in Peoria, the first in about three years.
PEORIA - The Peoria Police Department is asking for your help tonight finding a missing juvenile.
PEORIA - The city will submit a proposal for a 22 million dollar TIGER grant which will go to the Pioneer Parkway extension.
PEORIA - Businesses with liquor licenses who receive constant complaint will have to reappear in front of the Liquor Commissioner and improve issues if they want to keep their license.
NORMAL - Former Illinois State University President Timothy Flanagan is facing one count of disorderly conduct for allegedly yelling at an ISU groundskeeper.
Children's Home + Aid in Bloomington is preparing for a 5K run and walk at Tipton Park. All of the proceeds from the event will help pay to keep programs like the Family Visitation Center up and running.
What will homeowners do about the rising cost of flood insurance.
A single vehicle accident in Livingston County leaves an Odell driver dead.
New Executive Director looks to move the organization forward.
Two fires in two days at Randolph-Roanoke apartment building has investigators looking into cause
The fundraiser will be on April 11th.
A local high school group wants residents to consider making the switch when it comes to their vehicles.
"You need to be out and about. That's true with campus organization, with athletics, and I don't think that part's going to change,” said ISU's new president Dr. Larry Dietz.
Meet some of the college students you will see cleaning up debris in Washington.
A utility pole fire shuts down two Peoria intersections and puts a home in danger this morning.
Caterpillar confirms today the company will voluntarily testify before a senate investigative committee about its business operations.